African Expedition

 Active ImageFor our 16 day African excursion we flew to Kilimanjaro and from there traveled to the major wildlife parks in Tanzania via Land Cruiser. We went to the Ngorongoru Crater, The Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks for safaris over the next 7 days while staying in the most interesting and beautiful resorts we’ve ever seen, basically a different one each night. Seeing lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes and dozens and dozens of other animals all up close and in their natural habitat was even more incredible than I had pictured. We saw the entire horizon in all directions dotted with antelopes, impalas, zebras and wildebeests. It was an experience that just seemed to be from a different time or a different world.

After our safaris we flew to Zambia to visit Victoria Falls. The falls were truly remarkable and are recognized as the largest falls in the world by being over 1 mile wide. We were there during the dry season so although there was much less water coming over the falls, they were even more beautiful because we were able to get up close and see the entire gorge and not just mist coming out of a hole. Next we went to South Africa to stay in the Cape Town area for 5 days. Cape Town is a beautiful seaside city. It is pinned in with the sea in front and Table Mountain in the back. There are areas of the town that were built in the 16th century and areas just a few blocks away full of glass skyscrapers. One of our days in the area was spent in Hermanus – the whale watching capital of the world. It was incredible to see so many whales just off the shore. We decided to take a whale watching trip thru a local boat guide and saw many whales very close up. Another day was spent driving thru the wine country visiting wineries and quaint towns like Stellenbosch and Franschoek.
We spent a another day riding buses thru the city and suburbs stopping along the way at places of interest in order to plan where we would spend the bulk of our remaining days. Those days were spent visiting museums, Table Mountain and the waterside shopping area. In the end we decided it was our favorite trip ever (as it seems the last one always is). We would both love to go back to South Africa and spend a few months in Hermanus.

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